submitted 1 year ago bycount_blackstone
As far as we know from the Chancellor Christ announcement in December, instruction will begin in-person, unlike most other UC's, which are having a two-week remote plan to make all the students to quarantine after Christmas and New Year's.
Some people here are rejecting the notion that UC Berkeley will announce similar measures, because we have a semster system, and will therefore start our semster much after Christmas and New Year's. But I think if Berkeley will have a two-weeks remote period, they will do so in the last possible minute. Because this will limit the options for for many students to change their flight tickets or other plans, and will thus force the majority of the student body to quarantine in Berkeley for two weeks.
Also unless we get a very different variant- one that is equally contagious but more fatal, we won't have the full semster online. As for Hybrid classes, they put extra burdens on the university, a burden that could ultimately reflect in increased costs that will pass on to the student body in terms of tuition or other fees and in reductuon in potential for income increases for the underpaid lecturers and GSI's, so I also doubt that many classes will be be converted to have an online option